The four essential vegetable recipes





4 large carrots, peeled and cut into batons

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tbsp unsalted butter

juice of ½ lime

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

sea salt flakes and freshly-milled black pepper

1 head broccoli, chopped

½ bunch dill, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

juice of ½ lemon

2 cups peas

1 tbsp mint jelly

2 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted

2 cups green beans

1 tbsp aioli

¼ cup roasted capsicums, sliced

¼ bunch parsley leaves, chopped


1. Place the carrots in a Microsafe® Vegetable Steamer with rack with ½ cup cold water and microwave on high power for 4 minutes with lid on and vent open. Drain, then toss with the maple syrup, butter, lime juice and sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Put the broccoli pieces in a Microsafe® Vegetable Steamer with rack with ½ cup cold water and microwave on high power for 5 minutes with lid on and vent open. Drain, then toss with the dill, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Combine the peas and ½ cup cold water in a Microsafe® Vegetable Steamer with rack and microwave on high power for 4 minutes with lid on and vent open. Drain, then toss with the mint jelly, then scatter with almonds. Season with salt.

4. Place the beans in a Microsafe® Vegetable Steamer with rack with ½ cup cold water and microwave on high power for 4 minutes with lid on and vent open. Drain well, then toss with the aioli, capsicums and parsley.